Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shalom Two Begins

Beginning my second Shalom top-down cardi seems appropriate this time of year since I received the yarn for Christmas last year and it's about that season again. And I love that "Shalom" means "Peace". Yarn shown here, no flash. A nice big bowl of Noro Kureyon goodness. Cast on with 97 stitches, as the gauge of this yarn is much smaller than my previous Shalom's yarn choice.

Shalom is a free pattern by Meghan McFarlane and she has a great blog, Involving the Senses, listed on my Blogroll to the right. Just click there and it will hyperlink you to her site and the pattern. After two Thanksgiving meals have passed by, and even the leftovers, we are now decorated for Christmas and it's time to relax and enjoy some holiday weekend knitting time!

Shown here before I had to take my work (r-i-p!) out after realizing I needed to cast on more than 97 sts. due to the gauge. I added 12 more sts. Hoping this will solve the problem of sizing. Boo hoo, I hate it when I have to start over.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fetching "Erin" gloves

Yet, another pair for my sis-in-law, using the Diana Collection-a wool/silk blend, 120 yd/skein. One skein provided enough yardage for both gloves. This yarn had a bit of variation in the thickness at times, but had a nice feel to it and end result was pleasing. Onward I go to the next pair of gloves. Can you tell this is my Christmas gift idea for the year?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fetching "Latte" and "Wendy"

More Fetching fingerless gloves. Here are my "Latte" ones in a Debbie Bliss Cashmerino dk weight. It's a smaller gauge merino wool/microfibre/cashmere blend. One skein made both gloves. Photo taken at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. (Seattle, WA) My gloves also got to visit the North End Bakery on Capitol Hill today...and they enjoyed the cinnamon roll and latte very much.
And they especially enjoyed their visit to the plant conservatory as well!
Below, are the Fetching "Wendy" gloves for my sister, who requested the plum color. Done in the Diana Collection in a silk/merino blend. One skein did both gloves.

This pattern is so great! It is free on Ravelry and uses size 6 double pointed needles. I am bound to make more for gifts, as they are so "fetching" and sort of "catching"!